Innovation and Networks Executive Agency

The Port of Bordeaux to pioneer green energy management with EU support

Creation date: March 23, 2015

The EU's TEN-T Programme will support with over €400,000 an energy efficiency initiative at the Port of Bordeaux in France. It will combine energy saving measures and alternative energy production plans to decrease the transport sector's dependency on oil and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.



Intense oil-based transport and logistics activities of European ports can have an important impact on the environment. This project will address the need for sustainable energy management by delivering a replicable set of environmental measures and preparing the construction of the first European hydrokinetic turbine farm in the Gironde estuary near Bordeaux.


The project's outcomes will feed into a larger initiative aiming to implement the methodology in Bordeaux and other European ports.


The project was selected for EU funding with the assistance of external experts under the TEN-T Annual Call 2013, priority 'Decarbonisation / substitution or environmental cost reduction'. Its implementation will be monitored by INEA, the European Commission's Innovation and Networks Executive Agency.


The project is to be completed by December 2015.


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Project: 2013-FR-92010-S


The TEN-T Programme was established by the European Commission to support the construction and upgrade of transport infrastructure across the European Union.


The INEA is managing the technical and financial implementation of the TEN-T programme.